Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Library Value in the Developing World

Elisabeth Leonard, MSLS, MBA
elisabeth.leonard@sagepub.com
Los Angeles | London | N...
Scholarship is changing: we are on the
journey together

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Working together:
Library Value in the Developing World

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Research Methodology

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Key findings and considerations
● Librarians: Beginning to recognise the importance of evaluating their
value; beginning t...
Librarian perception of value
● 67% of librarians perceive their value for both faculty and university
management is measu...
Faculty perception of value
●
●
●
●

75% of faculty perceive value through resource collection accessibility
20% of facult...
Communication and marketing

‘faculty don’t take it upon
themselves to communicate what
they want from the library. We try...
Comparison

Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
Singapore | Washington DC
Conclusions

● E-mail: elisabeth.leonard@elisabethleonard.com
● The white paper
Los Angeles | London | New Delhi
http://ww...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Charleston Conference 2013: Value of the developing nations' libraries

403 views

Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Charleston Conference 2013: Value of the developing nations' libraries

  1. 1. Library Value in the Developing World Elisabeth Leonard, MSLS, MBA elisabeth.leonard@sagepub.com Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  2. 2. Scholarship is changing: we are on the journey together Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  3. 3. Working together: Library Value in the Developing World Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  4. 4. Research Methodology Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  5. 5. Key findings and considerations ● Librarians: Beginning to recognise the importance of evaluating their value; beginning to recognise need to reinvent their roles ● Faculty: Rate library value via the resource collection: limited awareness about additional services ● There is a disconnect between what the librarians perceive to be effective communication and what faculty remember Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  6. 6. Librarian perception of value ● 67% of librarians perceive their value for both faculty and university management is measured via the resource collection ‘The library’s value is connected with the library’s popularity in the eyes of faculty and students’ ‘(Our) evidence of value is measured by visit statistics to the library, visit statistics to the intranet, and eResource usage statistics’ ‘Through the value the library contributes to teaching and learning, we fulfil the mission of the university and the whole business of our university’ Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  7. 7. Faculty perception of value ● ● ● ● 75% of faculty perceive value through resource collection accessibility 20% of faculty do not use of are not aware of the electronic collection 96% of faculty use the library building 35% of faculty not aware of all the services offered by their library ‘The thing I would change about my library would be the seating arrangement and space’ ‘The best thing about my library is that I am able to access e-journals anywhere’ Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  8. 8. Communication and marketing ‘faculty don’t take it upon themselves to communicate what they want from the library. We try to engage them, but they are not forthcoming’ ‘The link connecting flow of information between me and the library is lacking. The library doesn’t even know I have an email address’ Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  9. 9. Comparison Los Angeles | London | New Delhi Singapore | Washington DC
  10. 10. Conclusions ● E-mail: elisabeth.leonard@elisabethleonard.com ● The white paper Los Angeles | London | New Delhi http://www.uk.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/pdf/LibValReportSingapore | Washington DC 2013.pdf

×